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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

1974


Senior is beginning to mean something entirely different to me these days, but we shall not talk about such things.


This photo represented my senior year in high school.












My schedule that year:
Bookkeeping
Study hall (remember study hall?)
Shorthand
Algebra
Photography
Student Helper (principals office)


Favorite Quote:
Tis Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. (I'll get back to you on that one)


Car: Light green 1965 mustang

Favorite Movie: The Cross and The Switchblade
Favorite TV shows: The Walton's, Sonny and Cher and Happy Days.
Favorite Commercial: Hamm's Beer (with a Kodiak bear)
Favorite Album: David Bowie- Sorrow and Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Soft Drink- 15 cents
Hamburger - 45 cents
Pizza - $2.25
Gasoline: 50 cents a gallon
Rock Concert: $3.00 - 5.oo
Records: 80 cents
Tapes: $5.00


So what was going on during this time with me personally? I was excited to finish high school. I really wanted to go to college, but couldn't. (I went later) So, I signed up for a business school instead. But I met a boy who wanted to get married, so I decided not to go to school, but instead worked at a low paying job to save for my wedding. I moved out of my parents home for a short time, but moved back when I found out I couldn't live on my own and save too.

Three different young men professed their love for me that summer and asked me to marry them...but at the time I didn't believe in Polyandry...I am rethinking this. What would I want with three husbands? We can talk later. My mother may be watching. (Just kidding, mom)


That era seems long ago or was it yesterday?

1974




12 comments:

  1. Just curious-- do you still remember shorthand? Did you ever use it?

    Lee
    http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/

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  2. Well JW , it WAS only yesterday, but you've set me thinking (once again)...I'll have to dig into the archives myself and take a trip down memory lane x

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  3. Oh Teresa, I remember 1974 so very well. I was at High School too. My that's brought back memories.

    We had a school reunion this year and I'm still mates with some of my old high school friends.

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  4. Great picture!

    I DO remember study hall! When I tell my son about it, though, he just shakes his head in amazement. He'd LOVE an hour in the day to study and get homework done!

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  5. awesome pic and i loved the quote
    also i have a sth for u on my blog plss visit

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  6. Lee, If you don't use (I guess) you lose it, so the answer is no. Actually I can write some but it takes me hour, which defeats the purpose. :)

    WD,Yes I would enjoy you doing that. I will visit for sure.

    Hey, Lesley, Reunions are tricky for me...nice to see people but a little depressing.

    Elizabeth - Aw studyhall, where I could exchange smiles and peeks at boys. I did get my homework done.

    Tugce- I will head over after I have my coffee - it's 6:17 am here. I really want to go back to bed. :)

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  7. I'm a 70s girl too. My kids are actually envious of that era, much preferring it to today's young era, especially the music! I saw Bowie a couple times back then, amazing stuff.

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  8. How in the world did you get your hair so STRAIGHT? Hmmmm? Oh..I know..and I have pictures to prove it. One word.. JUICE CANS.
    Your loving sister.

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  9. I went to a private school, so the only reason I had spare time in Grade 12 was I was ahead in credits. Three husbands...this is an idea that merits serious thought.

    Elspeth

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  10. Yes, I had study hall. What a waste. We had an alcoholic teacher who lived across from the high school who would go take a nip during lunch and her break. She was as old as the hills, must of been pickled!!! Heeeheeehe!!!

    Ya'll have one fantastically blessed day filled with fond memories!!!

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  11. A mustang?? I am so jealous--had a boyfriend who had one:)
    I graduated in 1973 so everything you mentioned brought back cool memories:)
    LOVED study halls!

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